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KEDM Wins Best Newscast In Louisiana & Mississippi

Apr 11, 2018
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KEDM Public Radio was the winner of 6 awards at the 2018 Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors News Excellence Awards. The event honors the best in professional journalism in Mississippi and Louisiana.

90.3 KEDM Public Radio's News Director Cory Crowe received the prestigious Best Newscast award for Louisiana and Mississippi. Contest judges said, "A great example of what radio news should be, the narration is authoritative and nicely paced."

The Monroe Symphony Chorus and University of Louisiana Monroe Concert Choir perform together at 7 on Monday, April 5, 2018. The "Souls and Sounds" concert is a collection of American folk tunes featuring around 85 choir performers.

Director of the Monroe Symphony Chorus and ULM Director of Choral Activities Dr. Deborah Chandler is combining the two groups to perform pieces that neither would be capable of alone. "There are 10 pieces, and it takes more voices because the songs are more substantial," Chandler said.

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“Housing options for the elderly” will be the topic of a gerontology lecture from 2-3 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27. The lecture will be in Hemphill #134 and is sponsored by the College of Business and Social Sciences.

 All students, staff and faculty are invited to attend.

For more information, contact Dr. Anita Sharma, LCSW, Gerontology Program Director, asharma@ulm.edu.

The University of Louisiana Monroe hosted its 10th annual Festival of World Languages on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The festival aims to spread awareness about the applications of foreign language studies in the modern business world.

Director of the School of Humanities Dr. Ruth Smith believes that many students underestimate the usefulness of studying a foreign language. "As with all of the Humanities, the question is always, 'Well, what are you going to do with that?' And the answer is 'You're going to do everything with that,'" Smith said.

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The public is invited to learn more about the VORTEX-SE project and the University of Louisiana Monroe's role in this cooperative effort with the NOAA — the National Oceanic and Administrative Administration —  at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 21 at the Monroe Regional Airport. The event will be in Avflight Hangar #3.

The Verification of the Origins of Tornadoes Experiment-Southeast, or VORTEX-SE, focuses on improving understanding of the unique characteristics of storms and tornadoes in the Southeast United States.

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Get your tickets now for the most exclusive party in town hosted by KEDM!

The Director’s Gala is Saturday, March 24 at 5 p.m. at the University of Louisiana Monroe, just before the Saturday performance of Bye Bye Birdie. Call 318-342-5556 for tickets or click here.

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The West Monroe-West Ouachita Chamber of Commerce / KEDM Public Radio "Meet The Candidates" forum was held Thursday night at the West Monroe High School Edgewood Facility. The event was attended by all four candidates for mayor and 6 aldermen hopefuls. 

The election will be held on March 24. 

West Monroe Mayoral Candidates

Tremaine Donte Gordon 
Dave Norris (D)*
Staci Albritton Mitchell (R)
Jennifer Schmeer 
*     Incumbent candidate

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The University of Louisiana Monroe gets another shot at Arkansas State tonight in the first round of the Sun Belt Tournament in New Orleans . The Warhawks finished the regular season by losing to the Red Wolves 83-79. ULM Coach Keith Richard says they trailed by 18 points at half and their second half rally came up short.

 

Richard says that he "brought the second half team to New Orleans and left the first half team at home."

 

Cory Crowe

Bestschools.org ranked the University of Louisiana at Monroe's online college, eULM, as one of the best online colleges in the country. The university was the only school from Louisiana that made the top 100 listing as number 58.

KEDM has been named as a finalist for multiple awards in the 2017 Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters and Media Editors Contest.

KEDM News and Public Affairs Director Cory Crowe was named a finalist in five award categories including Best Newscast.

KEDM’s national coverage of the October 2017 shooting incident at Grambling State University for NPR, “Grambling Student Shooting,” is a finalist for Breaking News Coverage.

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